Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005, Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. As such, we're the #1 brand for answering questions online, helping more than 90 million monthly users across the Ask network of sites get the answers they need.
As the only Q&A service combining the power of search with the insight of a live user community, Ask.com's innovative technology scours the web to find answers where they exist online, then turns to a qualified Ask.com user when they don't. This means that if an answer to a question is published on the Web, we will find and deliver it in milliseconds, and we'll put the answer, not a link, at the very top of the page.
But what if the question is too subjective for a machine to interpret correctly, or the answer has yet to be shared online? In those cases, we'll use our proprietary matching technology to route the question to a qualified Ask.com user who can help. Now available as a mobile app, Ask users can leverage their mobile devices to simply "say" any question - and get fast, credible answers delivered right in the palm of their hands. You can download Ask for iPhone here
Headquartered in Oakland, California with an international presence in the UK and Europe, Ask.com is the fourth biggest site on the web when it comes to monthly searches. Ask.com is a wholly owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).